The look that says: For­get the fly­past... I only have eyes for you

MORE STUN­NING ROYAL PIC­TURES IN­SIDE

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - By Nick Craven

AS AN ac­tress, Meghan Markle would be well aware of the old dic­tum about never work­ing with chil­dren or an­i­mals.

So she’s un­likely to have been sur­prised yes­ter­day when the queen’s great-grand­chil­dren stole the show as they gig­gled and danced their way through Troop­ing the Colour.

Just a fort­night af­ter her wed­ding, the new Duchess of Sus­sex made her de­but on the Buck­ing­ham Palace bal­cony along­side the rest of the Royal Fam­ily to cel­e­brate the queen’s of­fi­cial birth­day.

There were smiles all round as Harry and Meghan, in a blush-pink off-the-shoul­der dress by Carolina Her­rera and match­ing Philip Treacy hat, showed off their wed­ding bands to Prince Charles, while the Queen and the Duchess of Cam­bridge shared a joke.

How­ever, it was the youngest Roy­als – Prince Ge­orge, Princess Char­lotte and Sa­van­nah Phillips, the daugh­ter of Princess Anne’s son Peter – who grabbed the lime­light.

They clapped and cheered as wave upon wave of air­craft took part in the fly­past, greet­ing the Red Ar­rows’ tri­colour smoke trails with squeals of de­light.

Prince Philip, who turns 97 to­day, did not at­tend the cel­e­bra­tions. He of­fi­cially re­tired from Royal du­ties last year.

ADOR­ING GAZE: Meghan and Harry at Buck­ing­ham Palace yes­ter­day

high JinKs: The Roy­als chat and joke on the Palace bal­cony yes­ter­day – as Wil­liam keeps a watch­ful eye over the chil­dren

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